'Smart' kitchens to soon become a reality
A recent electronics show exhibited some kitchen appliances that could mean the room is soon used for so much more than cooking food.
This is because the proliferation of smart devices that can do more than one thing is beginning to take hold, according to the Philippine Star.
Last month's International Consumer Electronics Show included a Connected Home exhibition, which displayed multi-use 'intelligent' kitchen appliances.
Among the technologies exhibited was LG's Thinq Technology system, which can be connected to a Wi-Fi network and controlled from other devices, such as smartphones.
Journalist Alma Buelva, writing for the news outlet, said that the prevalence of technology such as this is growing.
"The kitchen, said to be the heart of every home, is destined to be the smartest part of the house as this is where most of the brainy appliances will be," she wrote.
Last week, writer Shannon Medisky suggested that when people are trying to make space in their kitchen, they should throw away appliances which cannot "do at least two different tasks".
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